Location: Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, Tecate
Language: Spanish (2 years college level required)
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Most majors
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU Tuition, room & board
Deadline: February 15 for the following fall (Some exceptions may apply)
Program OverviewThe Universidad Autonama De Baja Califonia (UABC) offers a wide variety of majors at four different campuses located throughout Baja. As one of MSU's newest exchange sites, UABC offers a wonderful opportunity to experience Mexican culture and improve your Spanish language skills in a very scenic part of the world.
Academic ProgramUABC offers 50 undergraduate degrees, 17 masters, 1 doctorate and 18 specializations. The University has 4 main campuses located in Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, and Tecate. Each campus has its own unique academic programs. See the list below for undergraduate majors at each campus (for a graduate program listing see the UABC catalog located in the International Opportunities Resource Center).
Mexacali: Architecture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Human Sciences, Social and Political Sciences, Accounting and Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Medicine,Institute of Research in Veterinary Sciences, Dentistry, Pedagogy, Nursing, and a Language School.
Tijuana: Chemical Sciences, Accounting and Business Administration, Law, Economics, Medicine, Dentistry, Tourism, and Humanities.
Ensenada: Sciences, Marine Sciences, Engineering, and Accounting and Business Administration.
Language of InstructionAll classes will be taught in Spanish
EligibilityStudents with the language proficiency noted above who have completed one full academic year of university level work with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at Universidad Autonama De Baja California are eligible.
Academic CreditCredit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at Universidad Autonama De Baja California. The student's academic adviser at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at Universidad Autonama De Baja California satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with the their adviser and the office prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
LocationSitting between the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Baja California offers over 3,000 miles of scenic coastline, most of which is undeveloped. Just a few miles inland, mountains straddle the peninsula, offering numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Cost and Included BenefitsStudents attending UABC will pay tuition, room and board at MSU in a similar amount as if studying in Bozeman. Each student should plan for additional expenses, such as travel related cost (e.g. airline tickets, etc.) Remember to plan for extra expenses including travel and purchase of souvenirs as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial AidFinancial aid may be used for study abroad at UABC. Additional costs for study at UABC (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.
ApplicationAll applications are online and can be found on the MSU study abroad page.
DeadlineApplications are due in the Office of International Programs on February 15 (some exceptions may apply) to study at UABC the following fall.
For additional information on study at UABC, contact
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
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